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General and media enquiries

Sara Chitambo: 071 876 1135 / 

Media Liaison and interview requests

Adèle Kirsten: 082 853 9776 /

Postal address

Gun Free South Africa, P.O. Box 3048, Killarney, 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa


086 545 0094




GunFree SouthAfrica

Non profit organisation number

014-085 NPO

Where can you find help

There are a number of organisations across South Africa that can help you deal with trauma. If you need help finding the right one for you, please contact GFSA.There are a number of organisations across South Africa that can help you deal with trauma.

LifeLine South Africa Counselling Line (National)

LifeLine offers free, anonymous counselling over the phone 24/7, throughout the year. 

Toll-free number: 0861 322 322

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) (National)

SADAG offers a range of counselling services as well as an informative website with a section dealing specifically with trauma and post traumatic stress disorder. Visit for more information.

Suicide Crisis Line: 8am–8pm, toll-free number: 0800 567 567, SMS: 31393

SADAG Mental Health Line, 8am–8pm, tel: 011 262 6396

The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture (Cape Town)

Offers counselling services for those affected by domestic violence, sexual offences and crime.

Tel: 021 465 7373

The Trauma Clinic (Johannesburg)

Offers a free counselling and debriefing service to individuals and families who have been exposed to violence in all of South Africa’s official languages.

Tel: 011 403 5102

Stop Gender Violence Helpline (National)

An anonymous and confidential toll-free helpline for survivors, witnesses and perpetrators of gender-based violence in South Africa.

Toll-free number: 0800 150 150

People Opposed to Woman Abuse (POWA) (Johannesburg)

POWA offers shelter and counselling services to women who have been raped and/or are in abusive relationships.

Tel: 011 642 4345

Family and Marriage Association of SA (FAMSA) (National)

FAMSA supports families through stressful situations.

Tel: 011 975 7106/7Alcoholics Anonymous SA (National)

A support group for recovering alcoholics.

Johannesburg: 011 436 0116

Cape Town: 021 592 5047

Durban: 031 301 4959

Narcotics Anonymous SA (Cape Town and Johannesburg)

A support group for recovering drug addicts.

Cape Town: 0881 30 03 27

Johannesburg: 011 485 5248

South African Police Service (SAPS)

The South African Police Service is the national police force of the Republic of South Africa.

Head Office: +27 (0) 12 393 1000

For emergencies or to report a crime contact your nearest Police Station or call: 10111

If you know of any criminal activities or want to report a crime anonymously, you can contact Crime Stop: 08600 10111

Latest News

13 September 2019:  The latest national crime statistics show that guns are overwhelmingly the weapon used to kill, injure, threaten and intimidate:

  • 47% of murders

People in South Africa are scared, and are looking for ways to protect themselves. There is a widespread belief that buying a gun for self-defence will help protect you and your family from


9 July 2019: 11 people were shot and killed in Philippi East on the Cape Flats this past weekend. The guns used were most likely once legal before they were lost or stolen.


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